“So Gentle,” John 16:12-15
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“So Gentle,” John 16:12-15

As Jesus near the end of his time with the disciples, this passage that we’ve been studying for months now, John 13-18, it began with Jesus washing the apostles’ feet. It is his last night, the upper room discourse many would have called it. It is Jesus’ last hour with his apostles. And as we...

“Conviction,” John 16:7-11
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“Conviction,” John 16:7-11

We’ve been for months now talking about the night of Jesus’ life.  The night that he was arrested, the night that he washed the disciples’ feet, he served the last supper, he served the first communion, the night that he taught so many of the things that had to be said before he departed. Earlier...

“Advantage,” John 16:1-7
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“Advantage,” John 16:1-7

There is a word in John 16:7 that I have wrestled with for almost a month. Jesus said that he was going away, his death, resurrection and ascension into heaven was to our advantage. I don’t know why but the word “advantage” often has negative connotation for me. I think of someone gaining an advantage,...